The Exit: Decoupling My Identity from My Startup with Rana el Kaliouby, Founder, Affectiva & Emotional AI Pioneer
This is a podcast episode titled, The Exit: Decoupling My Identity from My Startup with Rana el Kaliouby, Founder, Affectiva & Emotional AI Pioneer. The summary for this episode is: And we are back with a bang! This week we dive deep into discussion on the ethics of AI, finding inspiration and executing on that founder's vision while finding purpose along the way, even post-exit, with the global pioneer of Emotional AI, Rana el Kaliouby! -- Billion Dollar Moves is THE show for the top US-Asia founders, funders and execs. From the growing pains of a unicorn journey to IPO, scaling a venture capital firm, we cover it all in the world of venture & business. Learn from the crème de la crème so YOU too, can make #billiondollarmoves — in venture, in business, in life. -- 👊🏻 3 THINGS YOU'LL LEARN: - Why ownership of your own career path is key - Managing career transitions & how to dissociate your identity/worth with your career - Rethink again: how do you know you've made the right decision? -- About Rana (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaliouby/) A pioneer in artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI), Dr. Rana el Kaliouby is Deputy CEO at Smart Eye and formerly, Co-Founder and CEO of Affectiva, an MIT spinoff and category-defining company. Rana realized a successful exit for Affectiva in June 2021 when the company was acquired by Smart Eye, where she teams with Martin Krantz, Smart Eye’s CEO to scale the company to a global AI powerhouse. Rana is the bestselling author of the newly released book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. She raised over $50 million in venture and strategic funding for Affectiva, where the company’s technology is used by automotive OEMs and tier 1 suppliers to improve road safety and the in-cabin experience, in addition to 25% of the Fortune Global 500 companies. Prior to founding Affectiva, Rana was a research scientist at MIT Media Lab. A TED speaker, Rana has been recognized on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list, Forbes' Top 50 Women in Tech, Inc.'s Female Founders 100 list, and named one of the three Global Business pioneers by Bloomberg in 2017. Rana is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and a Young Presidents' Organization member. Rana holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, a PhD from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and a Post Doctorate at MIT.